According to ESPN, free agency forward Draymond Green has signed a four-year, $100 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, which includes a player option for his final season.
Green, who spent his first 11 seasons with the Warriors, turned down a $27.5 million player option for the 2023–24 campaign and became a free agency.
The second-round pick in the 2012 draft, Green, 33, has played in four All-Star games and has shared four championships with teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
Green was nominated to eight All-Defensive teams, including the second team last season, and was awarded the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Mike Dunleavy, the new general manager of the Warriors, stated that keeping Green on the team this summer was the franchise’s top goal. The Warriors reportedly saved more than $40 million in luxury tax fees by having him decline the option and lower his projected salary by more than $5 million for 2023–24.
“What he means in terms of this organization and this team, winning at the highest level, we feel like we have to have him,” Dunleavy said at his introductory news conference on June 19.
Golden State has had a busy summer. In order to get Chris Paul to manage the second unit, the organization dealt Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards. The Warriors are looking for swingmen and front court players on minimum contracts to round out their roster, according to the ESPN story.